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Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2020
Dolphin 'drive hunting' season begins in Wakayama whaling town
The controversial hunting technique, in which fishermen herd dolphins and small whales into a cove where they can be killed or captured, was depicted in the 2009 documentary film "The Cove."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 4, 2019
Tokyo court rules against 2016 deportation order for 'Cove' dolphin activist Ric O'Barry
The Tokyo District Court ruled Thursday against a government deportation order issued to a U.S. activist opposing dolphin hunts when he tried to enter Japan three years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2019
Fleet of boats return empty on first day of Taiji's dolphin hunting season
The hunting season for dolphins using a controversial "drive-hunting" method began Sunday in the whaling town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture, this time without the usual protests from animal-rights groups.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2019
First whale meat auction held since restart of Japan's commercial hunt
Whale meat auctions were held Thursday in different areas of Japan, the first since the country ended its 31-year commercial whaling hiatus earlier this week, with some cuts selling for over ¥10,000 per kilogram.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2019
Whaling vessel leaves Taiji port for last 'scientific' mission before Japan withdraws from IWC
A whaling vessel left the port of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, on Friday for the last mission of what the government calls a scientific research program before the country withdraws from the International Whaling Commission and starts commercial whaling from July.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2019
Japan's commercial whaling to start in July for the first time in 31 years
A local fisheries association in western Japan will resume commercial whaling from July 1 for the first time in 31 years, association sources have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2018
Japanese whaling towns welcome IWC withdrawal but concerns remain over protests
Japanese whaling towns Wednesday welcomed the government's decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission, but some local residents voiced concern that it may lead to an escalation in protests.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 16, 2018
The lethal consequences of misclassifying dolphins
Japan's animal welfare regulations could halt the Taiji slaughter if Japanese law categorized dolphins as mammals instead of fish.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2018
Activists alarmed over bottlenose dolphin, penguins abandoned at closed Japanese aquarium
The plight of a lonely bottlenose dolphin and dozens of penguins that have been abandoned in a derelict aquarium since the start of the year sparked protests this week, with activists and ordinary people alike calling for the animals to be saved.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2018
Defying criticism, Taiji pushes forward with bold plans based on continued dolphin hunts
A few years back, the normally sleepy town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture was filled with activists furious with its traditional dolphin hunt, which was featured in "The Cove," a 2009 Academy Award-winning documentary.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 19, 2018
Japanese director's pro-whaling documentary wins award at London film festival
A 2015 documentary on local supporters of Japanu2019s traditions of whaling and dolphin-hunting won an international film festival award Saturday in London.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2018
Drawing on shared whaling traditions, Wakayama's Taiji forms sister city link with Faroe Islands town
The Wakayama Prefecture town of Taiji, known for its whaling and dolphin hunts, said Wednesday it has established a sister city relationship with a town in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic that conducts similar harvesting.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Sep 16, 2017
Documentary filmmaker Megumi Sasaki learns to live in the moment in New York
For a long time Megumi Sasaki felt that something did not quite fit.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Sep 6, 2017
Documentarian Megumi Sasaki hopes to bring balance to the story of Taiji in 'A Whale of a Tale'
At the 2010 Academy Awards, a film titled "The Cove" won the Oscar for best documentary. It was a proud moment for producers Fisher Stevens and Paula DuPre Pesmen, director Louie Psihoyos and activist Ric O'Barry, all of whom got on stage to accept the award. It was also the start of an onslaught of bad news for the Japanese town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2017
Whale 'drive-hunting' towns of Taiji and Klaksvik of Faroe Islands to forge sister-city ties
The Wakayama Prefecture town of Taiji, known for its whale and dolphin hunts, said Wednesday it is establishing a sister-city relationship with a town in the Faroe Islands with similar traditional practices.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2017
Taiji holds annual memorial service for whales
The town of Taiji, known for its whale-hunting traditions, held an annual memorial service on Saturday for whales captured and killed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 15, 2017
Kumamoto baby hatch still delivers hope 10 years on
Early on the morning of April 15 last year, the president of a Kumamoto hospital with Japan's first baby hatch was relieved to hear the facility could continue after a major earthquake had just struck.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2017
Aquariums in Kanagawa, Yamaguchi sever ties with national body over Taiji dolphin ban
Two aquariums in Japan said they have canceled their memberships with the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums due to its decision to forbid the acquisition of dolphins caught through controversial drive hunts off the town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Oct 22, 2016
Taiji's dolphin hunters have a new voice
It's not often a documentary is made in response to another documentary, but this year two movies have addressed the 2009 Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," which was about the capture and killing of wild dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. First-time filmmaker Keiko Yagi's "Behind the Cove" came out last spring, and it is clearly a rebuttal to the American film, which Yagi criticized as being one-sided.
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2016
Japanese pro-whaling documentary to be screened at U.S. film festival
A documentary introducing the voices of Japanese people who support whaling and dolphin hunting will be screened at a U.S. film festival in October, its director said Thursday.

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